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SIG Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

By Farid Nat, Engineering Analyst & Devin Takekawa, Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How Can We Help You Become Certified As technology and society advances through the 20th century, America’s energy consumption continues to rise in forms of electricity, natural gas, and steam. High rise buildings in cities such as New York City, Atlanta, […]
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COVID-19 and Buildings: How Building Certifications can Help Prevent Disease Spread in the Future

By Libby Dunne Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The current COVID-19 viral outbreak is currently forcing lifestyle changes that create difficulty and hardship for many people. However, this virus will likely bring about some permanent changes that may help to prevent or at least better prepare us for an outbreak in the future. Some […]
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SIG Partner: Paramount Group, recognized for Best in Building Health

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As the interest in sustainability and green buildings have been rising throughout the 20th century, more and more buildings are becoming LEED certified or Energy Star rated. By doing this, companies are not only reducing their carbon footprint and energy usage but are also paying more […]
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Earth Day 2020: Climate Action

By Farid Nat Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Every year 1 billion people in over 190 countries put their differences aside and come together for one day to celebrate the great planet that we all call home. That day is Earth Day, and it has been celebrated worldwide on April 22 every year since […]
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Tour of Serenbe, a Biophilic Community

By Kathy Grawe Marketing Specialist Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) If you have ever lived in Atlanta, then you know exactly how chaotic and busy the city can be, especially with traffic. But just 25 miles south of the airport, is Serenbe, an award-winning Biophilic Community located in The Chattahoochee Hill Country area. Biophilia is the […]
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The Future of Renewable Energy: Tidal Wave Power

By Devin Takekawa Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) In the United States and countries all around the world, renewable energy has become an emerging and important topic to sustainability. As each year goes by, people begin to realize that the earth’s natural resources that provide energy are slowly becoming not as readily available as […]
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What is the Heat Island Effect?

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The ‘Heat Island Effect’ is one of the most pertinent environmental issues urban areas are facing in the 21st century. The term ‘heat island’ refers to man-made urban areas that are significantly warmer than neighboring rural or green-covered land. The heat island effect is the phenomenon […]
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Top Takeaways from Greenbuild 2019

Greenbuild 2019 was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, several SIG team members got to attend all or parts of the conference. Three team members share their top takeaways. From Jenn Mahon, Senior Sustainability Consultant WELL AP, LFA, GGP, Fitwel Ambassador, LEED Green Associate Overall, this was a great Greenbuild – the […]
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SIG’s Top 10 ENERGY STARS for 2019

1) 900 Third, New York, NY Client: Paramount GroupENERGY STAR Score: 87 SIG Engineer: Nick Kassanis Property Address: 900 3rd AvenueNew York, NY 10019 2) 100 Park Avenue, New York, NY Client: SL GreenENERGY STAR Score: 79 SIG Engineer: Aditya “Bala” Balamuralikrishna Property Address: 100 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10017 3) 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA […]
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SIG’s Top 10 Projects for 2019

1180 Peachtree 1180 Peachtree, also known as the “Symphony Tower”, is a 780,036 square foot, 41-story office tower developed by Hines and completed in February 2006 in Midtown Atlanta, GA. The building was the first high-rise office building in the southeastern United States to receive Gold certification under the LEED BD+C: Core & Shell rating […]
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